When comparing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the BMW 7 Series's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The BMW 7 Series has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the BMW 7 Series's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the BMW 7 Series.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. BMW 7 Series Pricing
A used 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class ranges from $31,847 to $40,589 while a used 2022 BMW 7 Series is priced between $46,514 to $105,614. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's price is between $38,316 and $48,296, with the BMW 7 Series priced between $79,951 and $167,019.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. BMW 7 Series Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value and the BMW 7 Series loses 61.5 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 17.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW 7 Series.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class’s base engine makes 188 horsepower, and the BMW 7 Series base engine makes 335 horsepower. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. The 7 Series is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 597 miles.This gives the Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW 7 Series the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW 7 Series, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.